Check out this great and very interesting interview Hero Complex did with Maggie.
Hero Complex: Had you read the books before you started filming?
Maggie Q: I didn’t know about the book before I got the script. I read the script, and then I read the book, and I was actually really pleased that the adaptation was quite close to the book. I haven’t read all three. I’ve read most of the second one. I do things a little backwards, in terms of I do like to get the screenplay, because I don’t want to fall in love with something that’s in the book that’s not actually going to be in the film. I don’t want to get married to that and then be disappointed that it’s actually not in the screenplay. So what I do is I read the screenplay, and then I go back to the book to allow me the foundations in which they chose to express in the screenplay.
HC: Your character Tori has so much going on beneath the surface. She has this history that she doesn’t necessarily talk about, but that readers can feel. You did a great job sort of showing that subtext. How did you go about it?
MQ: Thank you! We worked so hard on that! You want to feel it. You want to know that she’s hiding something, but it’s not selfish or self-involved. It’s bigger and more painful than you might think.
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